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Elephant poaching costs Africa tourism $25mn: study

PARIS: Stopping the killing of elephants for their tusks could add some $25 million (23 million euros) to Africa's annual tourism income, more than offsetting the anti-poaching spend, a study said Tuesday. While the figure pales in comparison to the estimated value of the black market ivory trade in China, it represents about a fifth of tourist income for game parks in 14 countries, where half of Africa's elephants are located, the study said. "We find that the lost economic benefits that elephants could deliver to…

Chitral holds wildlife workshop to protect rare species

CHITRAL: Three-days of training workshop and three-day field visit on capacity building of Wild Life staff and community representatives in Rules & Regulations under Khyber Pahtoonkhwa (KP) Wildlife Act 2015 concluded. At the end of training workshop certificate distribution ceremony was also held at Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Wildlife Division Chitral Office. District Nazim Chitral Maghfirat Shah was chief guest on the occasion while the ceremony was also attended by DFO Muhammad Saleem Khan Marwat, community…